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Old 04-02-2014, 08:23 AM
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Way to go Randy! You never cease to amaze me! I guess I need to start thinking about a RV12 for my next project.

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Old 04-02-2014, 08:32 AM
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Randy, given your impressive history of completed aircraft I'm curious how long it took you to bang...correction...squeeze out this 12?
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:13 AM
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Randy, given your impressive history of completed aircraft I'm curious how long it took you to bang...correction...squeeze out this 12?
Twelve elapsed months with four months in there of waiting and "other" stuff. Eight actual months of building. (I'm retired and the wife is still working so that makes a big difference.) Nothing goes together as easily as this kit. It is amazing.
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427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:42 PM
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Randy
Superb, meticulous build, and such helpful documentation of the build process.
You are an inspiration.
One slightly personal question, how tall are you? I notice your head seems close to the canopy.
John

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Old 04-02-2014, 05:04 PM
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Randy
Superb, meticulous build, and such helpful documentation of the build process.
You are an imspiration.
One slightly personal question, how tall are you? I notice your head seems close to the canopy.
John
Thank you for the nice comments.

I'm 5'10" but I have the extra cushion installed under the seat bottom. That's an extra 3 or 4 inches. I like to sit as high as I can without hitting the canopy. I also use HALO headsets.
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Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:08 AM
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Default What are you going to build next?

Okay, my question is what are you going to build next. I know you need to have a project going so you don't get bored.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:46 AM
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Okay, my question is what are you going to build next. I know you need to have a project going so you don't get bored.
Not sure. I'd like to enjoy the -12 before health issues start to dominate my life. This is likely my last aviation project though. I'm thinking of doing a resto-mod on a late 40's or 50's pickup truck.
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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Old 04-14-2014, 01:51 PM
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Default 04-14-14 Airworthiness Certificate Issued

Today, my airplane parts officially became an airplane. The inspection was this morning and was performed by the Indy FSDO. Great guys there. No issues noted and it took about an hour to check all the papers. Very thorough job of verifying all the documentation.

First flight to be made by local legend Jim Winings "Sodbuster" as soon as we get a break in the weather. It's looking like Thursday may work. Stay tuned.
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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold


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Old 04-14-2014, 01:56 PM
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awesome! congrats.
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Old 04-17-2014, 02:55 PM
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Default 04-17-14 - First Flight

N417E became airborne this morning. Jim Winings did the honors. This was his 14th first flight and he has now completed a first flight in all of Van's designs except the -14.

The wind kind of kicked up so I will wait until tomorrow morning to make my jaunt. I've waited 6 years, one more day won't hurt.

Everything worked great. Heavy left wing and right rudder tab needed. Otherwise, she flew great.
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Greenwood, IN

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Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold


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